Hiking with trailers and kids – statistics

Some facts about our hiking trip with trailers through Slovakia:

  • 836km and 23755 meters of elevation (according to GPS – Strava)
  • 59days of hiking (70 days total)
  • 14km and 400m average for a hiking day (longest day was 22.2km to Čičmany and highest elevation gain was 829m to Čergov)
  • the highest point on the trip was Kráľova Hola (1946m)
  • 16 days we hiked with some company for at least a part of the day (cameraman or friends)
  • we skipped 15% of the SNP trail – most of Low Tatras (Priehyba-Donovaly), Veľká Fatra (Donovaly-Malý Šturec), part of Kremnické vrchy (Malý Šturec-Tunel)
  • we walked 77.5% of the red marked path (different ascend to Kráľova hoľa, skipped Low Tatras, Veľká Fatra and Kremnické vrchy, Vápenná, Záruby, Vápeč, Strážov)
  • from 69 nights we slept 39 nights outside in tent, 6x we paid for the accomodation, 8 nights we spent at some people who we didn’t know before the trip
  • highest point where we slept was next to the hut under Kraľova hoľa (1451m)
  • lowest night temperature approx 4°C and highest day temperature approx 34°C
  • 12 times was raining during hiking
  • 3 kids (6y.,4y.,2y.), 2 parents, 2 hiking trailers
  • 1 flat tire
  • 3x welding of broken trailers, 2x reparing of the brakes (discs and pads and brake fluid maintanance)
  • weight loss: 6kg (Janči) and 4kg (Evit)
  • 80kg total weight of the load (estimate – trailers+stuff, without children)
  • most of the nights we camped we also had camp fire
  • 1x we saw the sunrise
  • countless beautiful places and many incredible and helpful people on the way
  • once the kids were sick, one painful knee (fortunately just couple days – Evit)
  • 4 pairs of destroyed shoes (2x Janko, Janči, Evit)
  • more than 1TB of data (photo+video)

Some other questions you were asking were answered by Evit in this video:

Hiking with trailers and kids – notes

19. mája 2021 we started hiking the SNP heroes trail – longest hike through Slovakia. All the way it’s a red mark – From Dukla to Devin (at the end, we skipped some parts).

Hiking with three kids (Janko 6y., Kolomanko 4y. and Stanko 2y.) and carry all the stuff wouldn’t be possible so we ma hiking trailes.

Evit was writing posts to Facebook and Instagram) – we collcted all o them , put in irder with pictures, but it’s only in Slovak and it’s so much text, that we will not translate it, sorry guys … I recoomend going to our Facebook page cos.sk and check the automated translation or use google translate or just look at the Slovak version … or wait for summary, which should be also in English :)

Not wearing shoes?

Whether outside, when viewing our photos or at presentations – people are still surprised that we are often barefoot.

That is why we have prepared this short article, where we will introduce you to our other side – the barefoot one.  We have already written how we got to walking barefoot. This article will be a small introduction to barefoot walking, and that barefoot walking is not the same as walking barefoot.

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Podcast “Memories from traveling” #2 – three worlds in Cuba

Kuba - U Rogelia na dvore

Nice thing happened today which reminded us the travelling and especially the people we met (more in the podcast).

Today we are bringing back memories on our favorite country Cuba and three world which exist there – especially the real Cuban world…

S domacimi pijeme rum
Drinking rum with Rogelio and friends
U pani Evy doma
At home with Mrs. Eva

You can also read some of the older articles about Cuba or look at the photos.

Podcast “Memories from traveling” #1 – Mennonites & Vinales

In this podcast we are bringing back memories on our traveling in Americas. Each of us prepared one photo which reminds an interesting place and event which we then discuss together.

Jan chose a photo s with Mennonites who we met in Mexico.

Evit found a photo from Cuba where we spent couple days in Vinales with a family who lived in the middle to tobacco fields.

The podcast is unfortunately only in Slovak, but we promise to record one of the next podcasts also in English…

Podcast from our livingroom – episode 0 – Mario&Marlene

We decided to  create for you (and us) podcasts, because we are so lucky that world is coming to us – many interesting people come to our place and we want to share this talks from our living room with you. These podcasts will be about traveling, cycling, barefoot and life.

This is episode 0. We had here two cyclists – Marlene from Canada and Mario from Spain who were on two week trip in Slovakia and stopped for one night at our place. We had nice conversations the whole evening and this is approx. 20min from it.

Hope you will enjoy it and we are looking forward for any feedback from you.

Fairy tale about a bear Michael

During our cycle trip around Slovakia I wrote a fairy tale – About a bear Misho with decayed teeth and about sheep Mishka who helped him. Our sons liked it so much I had to tell it almost every night for weeks :) After the return Evit edited it a little and together with Janko they drew illustrations for it.

I’m sorry, but I don’t feel I can translate it to English nicely, but if you want to see at least the illustrations, see the Slovak version or listen to the audio: